Lisa D. Daniels

2019 Chicago Peace Fellow
Founder, Darren B. Easterling Center for Restorative Practices

Lisa D. Daniels, Executive Director and Founder of the Darren B. Easterling Center for Restorative Practices, believes firmly that is our humanity that connects us— one to another. Since the tragic murder of her youngest son Darren in July 2012—as a result of an incident where he was both perpetrator and victim—Lisa has become a staunch advocate in the field of restorative practice and lives life guided by the principle that no one is the sum total of the worst thing they’ve ever done or experienced.

“My greatest strength as a community leader is my capacity to see and connect with the humanity in those we serve.”